After you have successfully installed a printer, you should print a test page. Printing a test page can also help to analyze the source of a printing error. It provides information on whether the printer is really working properly. Step-by-step instructions on how to print a Test Page in Windows 8, 8.1, 7, and Mac to confirm that your printer and computer can communicate with each other.
Method 1: Steps to Print a Test Page?
- Open the search bar and look for Printers and Scanners.
- When you choose Printers and Scanners, a new box will appear in front of you.
- Look for your printer in the system’s catalog of available printers.
- Once you’ve found your printer, right-click it and choose Manage.
- The very first choice under Manage your computer lists is to Print a test page.
- Choose the choice and check your printer to see if the page was correctly printed.
- If you are dissatisfied with the print output, replace the printer ink or cartridge and repeat steps 4,5, and 6.
- If you are still having problems printing a test sheet, you can try out a test page.
Method 2: Print a Test Page on Windows 7
- Click on the Start button and select Devices and Printers from the Start Menu.
- On the new window, under the Printers and Faxes section, locate the printer to test.
- Right-click on that printer and choose Printer Properties.
- On the new window, click Print Test Page in the bottom right to print a test page.
Method 3: Print a Test Page on Windows 8(8.1)
- From the Desktop, go to the start page by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, or clicking the lower-left corner of the screen.
- On the start page type the word “printer,” a search is automatically performed.
- Click Settings. From the search results select View Devices and Printers.
- Right-click on the printer icon, then select Printer Properties.
- Click the Print Test Page button on the lower right of the dialogue.
Method 4: Print a Test Page on MacOS
- The “Apple” icon is located in the upper left corner of the page. Select this button.
- Navigate down to “System Preferences” and then to “Printers and Scanners.”
- Locate the printer in the catalog and pick the printer you want.
- Choose the button “Open Print Queue” and delete any pending print commands.
- When a new window appears, choose “Option & Supplies” and then press on “Utility.”
- On the Utility tab, pick the “Print Test Page” function.